This image released by CBS shows, from left, Pauley Perrette, Jaime Camil and Natasha Leggero in a scene from the sitcom \u201cBroke.\u201d (Sonja Flemming\/CBS via AP) (Associated Press) NEW YORK \u2014 Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries \u2014 gently \u2014 next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from \u201cThe Big Bang Theory\u201d creator Chuck Lorre and a police drama starring Edie Falco of \u201cThe Sopranos\u201d glory will join a lineup that also brings former CBS stars back into the fold. Among the comeback kids is Billy Gardell, who played opposite Melissa McCarthy in CBS\u2019 \u201dMike & Molly\u201d and stars this fall in Lorre\u2019s \u201cBob Hearts Abishola.\u201d Gardell plays a Detroit compression sock salesman who falls for his Nigerian-born cardiac nurse. His co-star is Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku, whose credits include \u201cTransparent.\u201d CBS Corp. executive David Nevins described the sitcom as \u201ca different flavor\u201d for Lorre but true to his brand, which includes CBS\u2019 \u201dMom\u201d as well \u201cThe Big Bang Theory,\u201d which departs Thursday after 12 seasons. \u201cBob Hearts Abishola\u201d is about \u201ctwo adults in middle-age who are sort of unexpected,\u201d Nevins said, and resonates with what he called \u201cNorman Lear-ish themes,\u201d a reference to the groundbreaking producer of \u201cAll in the Family.\u201d Other familiar CBS faces: Pauley Perrette, a former \u201cNCIS\u201d fan favorite, goes for laughs in the midseason sitcom \u201cBroke\u201d; Patricia Heaton (\u201dEverybody Loves Raymond\u201d) stars as a late-blooming medical intern in the comedy \u201cCarol\u2019s Second Act,\u201d and Marg Helgenberger (\u201dCSI: Crime Scene Investigation\u201d) is part of the courthouse drama \u201cAll Rise.\u201d The latter two are fall entries. Falco, who played a mobster\u2019s wife in \u201cThe Sopranos\u201d and a drug addict in \u201cNurse Jackie,\u201d shifts gears in midseason\u2019s \u201cTommy,\u201d playing a former NYPD officer who becomes the first female police chief in Los Angeles. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.